January 29, 2020

Black History Month Celebration at the Alberta Legislature

Category: News

Edmonton – A celebration of Black History Month will take place in the Legislature rotunda on Monday, February 3, beginning at 6 p.m.

“During Black History Month and every day we honour black Albertans who were trailblazers and pioneers along with today’s community organizers, health care professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, educators, labourers, legislators and everyone in between and beyond,” said Honourable Nathan Cooper, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. “Their hard-earned achievements leave a strong and meaningful legacy in place for future generations.”

The program will include remarks by Speaker Cooper, who will host the event, Honourable Kaycee Madu, MLA for Edmonton-South West and Minister of Municipal Affairs, on behalf of the Premier of Alberta and Mr. David Shepherd, MLA for Edmonton-City Centre, on behalf of the Leader of the Official Opposition.

Black History Month at the Alberta Legislature will feature musical performances by Light Vocal Ensemble, Shalice Simpson and Tatyanna Perry, spoken word by Dwennimmen and a community address delivered by Dr. Malinda Smith.

Black History Month at the Alberta Legislature is open to everyone.

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